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hoosierbgh

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  1. hoosierbgh

    IUBB vs Morehead State - Monday, 11/07/22 @ 7:00 on B1G+

    I would be very surprised also. Kopp is a better fit with the first unit right now and I don't really see that changing. He needs featured scorers and playmakers around him to be most effective. While Bates could probably work ok with the starters, he seems to fit better with the second unit. He is featured more than he would be with the starters and potentially, when he settles down a bit, can provide a scoring punch that Kopp likely wouldn't with that group.
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    College Bball Thread

    It being Louisville, I'm guessing it was quantity over quality.
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    2023 General Recruiting Thread (BBall)

    It's just a tad early to be convinced that he's for sure leaving but I think there is reason for concern. I disagree on the ease of filling needs through the portal. In the scenario that we need a point guard, we'll need a starting level PG. Whereas we will likely only need a serviceable big to play a backup role. I'm sure Bates and Galloway can help out some at point but if IU is relying on them for extended minutes there, I doubt it really matters who are 3/4 bigs are.
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    2023 General Recruiting Thread (BBall)

    Which one of them are you going to have play point, LOL? While it would be good to get at least one more big for next year, we will still have 2 more experienced bigs than we will PGs IF JHS goes pro. Hopefully we can pick up an experienced transfer in that scenario because I'm far more concerned about relying on a freshman PG and a collection of combo guards than I am the bigs.
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    IU/Kentucky Series to Resume

    Sounds like Cal is planning on retiring or moving on in a few years.
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    (2024) - C Flory Bidunga

    We were not going to be a contender relying on freshman to start either, especially with who we were recruiting. I'm not even sure where the idea that Page would be an automatic starter and upgrade over Duncomb even comes from and certainly none of the guards we missed on had a hope in hell of starting over Galloway.
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    (2024) - C Flory Bidunga

    Next year's starting lineup is already on the team or already committed. None of the recruiting misses, with the possible exception of Bidunga, would have changed that. Those misses will severely hurt the depth for next year and going forward if there are not some late additions though.
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    IU Basketball News and Notes

    Yes, I thought you covered the first part very well. I wasn't disagreeing with the part I quoted, just expanding on it.
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    IU Basketball News and Notes

    I don't know that I would even call it optimism. If IU doesn't improve one iota from last year, then they'd still have a good chance to run roughshod over most of the rest of the Big 10. That's how much the Big lost from last year. How plausible is that IU doesn't improve at least slightly? That the returning players aren't better in year two of the new system? That none of the new players contribute anything?
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    Hoosier Hysteria - Oct. 7 2022

    Well, Metallica will... but as Meatloaf almost sang, 1 out of 4 ain't good.
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    Hoosier Hysteria - Oct. 7 2022

    I prefer intelligence gathering methods that don't require self torture. I also need calmer, more soothing music while driving in traffic or else the objectionable content that they hear may not be coming from their music, lol!
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    Hoosier Hysteria - Oct. 7 2022

    Yes, for me the negotiation would go something like this: Kids: Can we listen to something obnoxious and loosely associated with music? Me: Are you paying for the car? Insurance? Gas? Me: No? Then, enjoy your ear buds.
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    PIZZA

    I'll take your word for the lack of good pizza in Houston. Whenever I visit Texas, pizza is about the last type of food I'm interested in. Still, I'd trade every pizza place in Bloomington for a Pappacitos and I'd throw in half of the ones in Indy as well for a Pappadeaux.
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    PIZZA

    Bloomington has several options for decent and relatively inexpensive pizza but no really good pizza or at least none that I ever had.
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    (2023) - SG Jamie Kaiser Jr. to Maryland

    I'm betting it was his apparently sudden insistence on playing point guard. No way that was happening at IU and as soon as I saw his comments on playing point for Maryland I wrote him off.
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    College Bball Thread

    Maybe he'll protest the move by refusing to do any of the games for the BIG. We can only hope.
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    UCLA and USC Joining the Big Ten

    Well, this news certainly can't hurt IU's chances with the West Coast kids they've started recruiting.
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    2022-23 IUBB Schedule

    That game does a lot more for Davidson than it does for Purdue.
  19. There's no way Purdue cheerleaders could qualify for Modern Dog mag, maybe the rear end special of Potbelly Pig Monthly, but not Modern Dog.
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    2022-23 IUBB Schedule

    No, I don't think you attacked me. Not at all. I just think you rushed to dismiss a counterpoint with out stating or in this case re-stating your own position. I did miss the prior post where you clearly stated your reasoning, so mea culpa. No, it'll be Scheyer that's knocks them out of the elite category, if it happens. I wouldn't mind seeing IU helping him along by giving an L to this year's much hyped team.
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    2022-23 IUBB Schedule

    I kind of disagree with that. A more marketable game has the potential to appeal more to future recruits than a less marketable one, at least in the short term. A win over Virginia, though they're likely to be a very good team, will be unlikely to have the same cachet with recruits as a win over a possible title contender in UNC or an overhyped Duke. If there is any chance Booker comes to IU and he hasn't decided by that point, being in the crowd for a raucous win over Duke likely helps IU's case far more than a win over Virginia would as an example.
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    2022-23 IUBB Schedule

    I don't disagree that he'll make it and probably has already done enough to earn it, given some of the other HoF members, but I don't see a reason to proclaim it before it actually happens. The second part was mostly tongue in cheek. I see a lot more benefit to playing those two as well.
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    2022-23 IUBB Schedule

    It'd saved us both a lot of posts if you bothered stating your own position earlier instead of simply assailing mine. I sympathize with the UNC/Duke fatigue and share it to a large extent. The difference is I'd rather see IU play them and put a nail in the coffin of their relevance, not just avoid them while other team's do so. Duke, especially is just waiting to be knocked down several rungs, IMO.
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    Fishing chat and pics..

    MMM, sockeye!!
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    2022-23 IUBB Schedule

    So now we've already inducted Bennett into the HoF? What's next erecting a statue in his honor? He certainly has every opportunity to get there, especially with the two predominant ACC programs sporting new, unproven coaches, but can we at least wait until he actually earns it before anointing him the second coming of John Wooden? I have to admit though, I am coming around to the idea of playing Virginia in the Challenge. Maybe a reasonably solid IU win will reduce this odd fetish some have for Virginia.
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